Our farmers cry out “Help…Help…Help…”

Overview: The low coastal plain represents the main area agricultural activity in Guyana which lies 1.5m-1.0m below sea level and extends from Pointe Playa to the Corentyne River.

Guitar Rising is going places

Last week I had the immense pleasure of attending the Game Developers Conference held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

20 per cent of food importers evading safety, standards tests …Collins

An estimated twenty per cent of importers of foods into Guyana are in contravention of the law on account of their non-registration with the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department, a circumstance that raises concern that some of the country’s food imports may, through evasion of vital health and safety standards inspections, pose a threat to the health of consumers.

Digicel in the Caribbean for the “long haul” …Head of Marketing

Newly appointed Head of Digicel’s marketing operations in Guyana Donovan White has refuted what he described as suggestions that the company’s business interests in the region are short term and that it is simply seeking a “quick score.” “The level of commitment that we have made to the Caribbean and to the wider region is not indicative of that position.

Stock Market Update

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

DIGICEL Mahdia cellular site launch steps up local telecommunications competition

Chief Executive Officer of DIGICEL’s Guyana operations Mark Linehan has told Stabroek Business that last Sunday’s launch of the company’s GSM cellular service at Mahdia reflects the company’s conviction that the creation of a competitive environment in the telecommunications sector offers more choice to Guyanese consumers while providing greater opportunity for the economic advancement of the country.

Editorial

Long before the February 12 on-line issue of The Economist magazine reported on the Lusignan massacre of January 26, countries around the world would have already learnt by one means or another of the dastardly act.

GT&T/Government monopoly talks should be professional, cordial …Singh

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is expecting that the much-anticipated talks with the Government of Guyana which are expected to conclude with the termination of the monopoly which the company now holds in the local telecommunications sector will proceed in an atmosphere of professionalism and cordiality.

“For whom the bell tolls”

On Thursday January 31, I found myself in a business meeting in the United States trying to explain the events of the Lusignan horror.

My Business Perspective

Overview: In modern times, the only times Governments are involved in private sector operations and revenue generation, other than taxes, are in the few remaining socialist, communist, or dictatorial countries.

THAG seeking strong Guyana representation at inaugural Caribbean tourism ‘summit’

The first ever Caribbean Tourism Summit scheduled to take place in Washington from June 21 – 25 offers an outstanding opportunity for Guyana to refine its understanding of the challenges and potential of the tourist industry and to revalue its approach to the development of the sector according to a senior tourism sector official.

Loggers to mount legal challenge to Forestry Commission fines…Source

The $275m in fines imposed on several loggers by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) for breaches of its regulations are yet to be paid and according to an informed source in the forestry sector the loggers are likely to move to the courts to challenge the fines.

All of our products are open to health and safety scrutiny …Ragaman distributor

The Managing Director of Top Brandz, one of the larger distributors of imported beverages and household items has told Stabroek Business that the company has no interest in distributing “questionable brands” or products that cannot withstand the scrutiny of whatever health and quality standards testing they are exposed to prior to distribution in Guyana.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.